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chicago maven May 4, 2010 09:35 AM

Word is that a new pick-up and catering service is coming soon to Skokie. Tail Gators will be located at 3411 W. Dempster (near Ken's) and will be CRC glat kosher.

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    GatorGuy Jul 8, 2010 10:46 PM

    Just saw that there was some discussion that I might be able to help with. Chicago TailGators is a Catering service that does call ahead carry out. There is a shabbos in a box program that offers families the opportunity to have some of the tastings without going to the large events. Or maybe get a taste of what could be at their simcha. Stop by some time and get on the mailing list. The web site is being updated as I type and YES we are under the cRc. e-mail to steven@chicagotailgators.com

    1. weinstein5 Jun 12, 2010 08:53 PM

      Looks like the place is coming along and we might be able to try their food at the Chicago Jewish Art Festival on June 13, 2010 - they are scheduled to be one of the food booths at the festival -

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        weinstein5 Jun 14, 2010 08:16 PM

        They are open - will be providing primarily catering but will a Shabbos Box special - had their wings and they are GREAT!

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        lenchik May 21, 2010 05:53 AM

        Looks YUMMY! If anyone tries it, please update this post.

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          yonih Dec 2, 2010 10:19 AM

          i tried it, the food is hit or miss. I had a hamburger that was tinier than my palm, which tasted good, but was way too small. I had a kielbasa which was extremely tasty and a nice size. The (4.5 lb before being cooked) brisket smelled pretty foul. I didn't have the heart to tell my host who'd ordered it for me that brisket isn't supposed to be this tough and this terrible tasting. All you can taste is hot chili peppers, and vinegar. It was pretty bad. The whole chicken was just a grilled chicken cut up in parts with roasted lemons, so it was also pretty acidic. Not much and I paid $178 for it --that seems like way too much money for so little food. So the food is outrageously expensive. Nearly $200 for two meat orders that will probably only feed me for a day. I've lived in St Louis, New York City, and San Jose and I've never paid that much money for such tiny portions of food before in my life.

          I'm going with Taboun or Ken's next time I'm in Chicago.

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          normalheightsfoodie May 20, 2010 01:34 PM

          Anyone find it funny that their is a link to a video on how to cook bacon.

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            queenscook May 20, 2010 09:06 PM

            On Chowhound? Why should that be funny? This is not a kosher site; this is simply a kosher board on a larger site.

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              DeisCane May 21, 2010 06:47 AM

              Well, the links are usually dynamically generated by the thread title. I'm guessing the word gator triggered it. Unfortunately, the algorithm doesn't seem to include an exception for kashrus.

          2. weinstein5 May 4, 2010 02:47 PM

            Interesting - is that the old Michael C's space?

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              chicago maven May 5, 2010 07:44 AM

              Yes. This is the website. Looks good, but there are no prices listed.
              http://www.chicagotailgators.com/

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                weinstein5 May 5, 2010 09:00 AM

                Interesting - the menu sounds like competition for Ken's -

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                  ferret May 5, 2010 10:31 AM

                  Looks more complementary - doesn't seem to be the place you'd go to for a sandwich or two.

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                    chicago maven May 5, 2010 10:33 AM

                    I think it is basically a carry-out and catering operation. He is listed as a caterer on the CRC website, not a restaurant.

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